Meyer, Walter

Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Gruppenführer Kradmelderzug 9
Awarded on:
July 7th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Gruppenführer Kradmelderzug 9
Awarded on:
September 7th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Gruppenführer Kradmelderzug 9
Awarded on:
January 25th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Zugführer Kampfgruppe Bruhn
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Zugführer Kampfgruppe Bruhn
Awarded on:
November 23rd, 1944
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 5. / Grenadier-Regiment 1221
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1945
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 5. / Grenadier-Regiment 1221
Awarded on:
April 28th, 1945
Details:
Under strange circumstances, Walter Meyer was fomally awarded twice with the Knoghts Cross. Twice the recitation was completely treated through the formal channels and twice the Knights Cross was granted for on and the same action (Source: Scherzer).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Ritterkreuz Archiv I/2009, Veit Scherzer, Ranis, März 2009, ISSN 1866-4709